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Old 08-29-2010, 04:52 AM   #1
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Does anyone know what the name of the receptacle for a 5th wheel receptacle is? I've search and searched but found no results.

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Assuming you are asking about electical service for a 5th wheel RV trailer...

If 30 amp service, it's TT-30P (plug) / TT-30R (receptacle).


See here for a good decription and pictures of RV electric systems.
http://www.myrv.us/electric/

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I think most 5th wheels would have a 140/240v-50A plug and feeder. No?
http://www.myrv.us/electric/ Click on "50A service".

A 30A-120v travel trailer circuit would be for smaller to medium sized units.
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I think most 5th wheels would have a 140/240v-50A plug and feeder. No?
http://www.myrv.us/electric/ Click on "50A service".

A 30A-120v travel trailer circuit would be for smaller to medium sized units.
I just set up a 5th wheeler as a temporary home while the new house is being built. It is a 28 footer and has a 120V 30A plug. Just like a house, some are 100A, some are 200A based on power needs.
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While a 30A 120V RV service was the norm,larger high end trailers with washer/dryer,large AC units,electric furnace and water heater,etc. the 50A service is becoming the new norm.The plug he needs depends on his trailer's needs.
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While a 30A 120V RV service was the norm,larger high end trailers with washer/dryer,large AC units,electric furnace and water heater,etc. the 50A service is becoming the new norm.The plug he needs depends on his trailer's needs.
Ditto on that.
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Typically if one air conditioner, then 30A service - if dual air conditioners, then 50A service. But it can vary and can even be altered from orginal.

The OP needs to see what service he has in the trailer - then refer to the link provided above and go from there.
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The actual plug is the 50Amp one (2hots,1 neu, 1gnd), although there is an adapter to go from the 50Amp plug to the 30Amp plug.
Which Receptacle do you recommend? the 50Amp or the 30Amp?
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The actual plug is the 50Amp one (2hots,1 neu, 1gnd), although there is an adapter to go from the 50Amp plug to the 30Amp plug.
Which Receptacle do you recommend? the 50Amp or the 30Amp?
If you have 50 amp recpectale there then by all the means use the 50 much as you can due it will handle the load a bit.

I know you can use the 50/30 A adapteur plug device but make sure you have proper breaker size on whatever is the smallest on that circuit otherwise you will get the adapteur overheat { I have see it quite few time like that }

And what more most 50 amp Travel trailer most are wired for only 120 volts but only on top of line it will use legit 120/240 volts set up { a tip look at the travel trailer breaker box and see how it connected on the lugs you will be suprised how it hooked up }
{ few owners have to reconferated the breaker box to take full load of 120/240 volt circuit and more and more travel trailer parks are start to useing the 14-50R nowdays.}


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